3.5 years passed since I started blogging. The Arab Observer has been the name I chose to transfer what I have in mind; “Arab” represented my identity as an Arab who has very little to do with the stereotypes and perceptions that defines Arabs as a race, culture and history, while “Observer” came from my own belief in the destined nature of our lives where things happen because they suppose to happen, and we, as identities, are merely observing the course of events.
As an Arab Observer, my focus has been targeted toward social issues, mainly social behaviors and injustices that are very well implanted in our cultural heritage. Behaviors that added more hardship to the already hard nature of life. Since my childhood, I had this need and motivation to make people feel better. It has always been simple to me, it was my gift, a gift that got easily manifested in words through this medium. Words haven’t always been my field of expertise, but then again, through blogging, I realized that when someone wants to say what is in his heart, language would be the least of his worries.
The Arab Observer connected me with many people on different levels, it was the window that opened to me channels of opportunities, the more I opened, the more opportunities knocked my door. Unfortunately, The Arab Observer is coming to an end, it has to do with one of the opportunities it brought to my door that requires leaving this space behind me. For me, and as sad as I am about letting go of this part of my identity, I know that I will be carrying on the growth I gained through this blog with me to help me in the coming stage of my life. Connecting with people is a big part of who I am now, and will stay with me as I move forward. I will be connecting with people through another channel and a different medium.
What I will be missing the most about The Arab Observer is Haya – my female fictional character -. She helped me connecting with people on a different level, talking about women issues from a woman perspective that felt so real and so human. Haya will live with me, she may show her face through other mediums as well.
I haven’t been very active lately, but I know that some people have been a real dedicated fans for this blog. I want to thank you all, anyone who stumbled upon any of my posts, all readers who hit this page more than once. I apologize because I need to leave you now and promise you a different mean of connection with you in the future. This is my last post for now, soon, I will deactivate this blog.
Love you all,
Wish you all the best,
The Arab Observer